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Anzac from Seaward

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michaeldr
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Anzac from Seaward

 

Views of Anzac from seaward are not available to everyone
though they were to our forebears in 1915
including my grandfather who landed there with the Nelson Battalion, RND, on 29th April 

 

I hope that these photographs will be of interest, and I am open to correction if I have miss-identified any point.

First a map, a couple of panorama sketches and an aerial to help with orientation  [acknowledgements to the IWM and the WFA from whose map disc these are borrowed]

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The approach from Gaba Tepe

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Beach CWGC Cemetery, with the 57th Division Memorial on the ridge top

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Beach Cemetery

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Ari Burnu CWGC Cemetery

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The Anzac Commemoration site, overlooked by The Sphinx

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Fishermen's Hut

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I think that this is probably Canterbury CWGC Cemetery

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Shell Green CWGC Cemetery (and the site of a famous cricket match)

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michaeldr
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Seven metres beneath the waves off Ari Burnu is the wreck of the SS Milo

 

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from The History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol.VI
“The storm(s) [first half of October 1915] however did little harm to the piers on North Beach. They were repaired in two or three days, but it was clear what the future had in store. On 26th October the navy sank the steamship Milo as a protection to the North Beach piers. She was a great success until the very end, and although during the storm of 15th and 16th November she broke her back, she did not shift.”

 

see also http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?142876
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01B8C3vsvKc

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moggs

Fabulous shots.  Thank you.

 

Jonathan

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clive_hughes

Very interesting shots and diagrams Michael, thanks for posting them.

 

Clive

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michaeldr
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Jonathan & Clive,

 

Thanks for your comments here

This sketch plan from the RE History Vol.VI may also be of interest re the Milo

 

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regards

Michael

 

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b3rn

Terrific, thanks

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michaeldr

Bernard,

 

You're most welcome

 

regards

Michael

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Creafield
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Greetings Michael

Great photos and drawings reproduced, very informative.  In September 2014 in an extended visit to the peninsula I hired a fishing boat at Gaba Tepe to take me around to the Cove for daybreak.  We left the harbor about 3.30am, pitch black, and chugged away at about 2knots and finally made it by 4.45, the sky was just starting to get light.

 

Where we were drifting off Ari Burnu, the sun finally came up between the Sphinx and Plugge's.  I must admit it was a wonderful minute or two.  We trundled around, amongst the fishing boat's, and couldn't find much underwater as the light wasn't good .. eventually back to Gaba Tepe. 

 

How anything survives underwater beats me as the netting pressure fro mackerel is as heavy as I've seen anywhere in the world.

 

If I could just add two photos to your wonderful series of shots, I would submit the first rays over Quinn's, and a shot of Anzac Cove - enough said.

 

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michaeldr

Creafield,

 

Superb! Many thanks for adding your photographs & your comments

 

regards

Michael

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seaJane

We spent a whole day in transit of the Dardanelles some years ago and I never posted pictures. I must retrieve them!

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